About the Bowls (The Woods)

Lawn bowls are not spherical; they are shaped on one side such that they follow a curved track to the jack. They carry a mark to indicate to which side the bias is  applied. The bowls can be delivered on the “forehand” or the “backhand” depending on the player’s preference or where bowls that have already been played are located.The curved path helps the player to find a way past bowls that have been delivered short of the jack. Note that bowls may travel outside the boundaries of the rink during their course as long as they come to rest within these boundaries.The players must stand on a rubber mat when delivering their bowl. The mat is placed on the centreline of the rink.The rinks are numbered 1 through 6 the numbers are on the bank at the centre of each rink and the boundaries of each rink are indicated by a white stripe on the bank. Players deliver their bowls from one end to another during an “end” then, when the end is complete; they turn around and play back again.

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